Green Music Center Awarded Hewlett 50 Arts Commission

The Green Music Center is pleased to announce that we have been selected as one of ten recipients of this year’s Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions, a program of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The Green Music Center is among a stellar group of 10 Bay Area-based non-profit organizations and world-renowned artists that will receive $150,000 each to commission new works in the field of dance and movement-based performance.

This commission offers the opportunity for the Green Music Center to create and present Wicked Bodies (Sonoma), a new site-specific work by acclaimed arts leader and choreographer, Liz Lerman and her company.

Wicked Bodies (Sonoma) is part of a multi-site project developed through deep engagement with communities around the country. The resulting work, exploring depictions of women’s bodies across multiple historic periods, will be unique to Sonoma County, incorporating the particular experiences and concerns of local community members through a series of developmental residencies at Green Music Center.

Green Music Center Executive Director Jacob Yarrow states, “Supporting Liz Lerman in the creation process for Wicked Bodies (Sonoma) is a manifestation of our mission, which focuses on supporting artists, investigating the big ideas of our time, and ensuring that our projects are compelling and relevant to our local communities. We will work with Liz and her company to foster deep engagement at Sonoma State and throughout Sonoma County by creating a variety of experiences that educate, connect, and inspire.”

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